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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


Oversee and support patients in such activities as eating, dressing, grooming, social manners and care for rooms and belongings. Assist patients in controlling aggressive or destructive behavior by providing therapeutic and/or physical intervention under supervision. Participate in patient assessment and patient care planning by communicating oral and written observations and behavioral information to nurse assigned to patient. Participate in discussions with nursing staff concerning individual relationships with patients and their response to therapy and treatment. Assist in the preparation of patients and their families for hospitalization by providing information on the hospital environment, operational and routine.

Related Duties:

Assist patients with or administer routine personal hygiene.  Transport, ambulate, move and lift patients.  Perform emergency first aid measures, such as handling of convulsions or fainting.  Function as a sitter by providing constant, alert observation of patients assigned by nurse.  Escort patients to various locations for procedures, tests or court.  Assist with maintaining orderliness of patient care and unit environment as directed.


Required Qualifications*

Evidence of a responsible work pattern including an outstanding attendance record and arriving on time for your shift.


Desired Qualifications*

Child psych experience or recent experience on a psychiatric unit.

Work Schedule

Must be available to work all shift schedules:

night shift- 11:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m.

day shift- 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

eve shift- 3:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.